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HIA Training and Tools

Training Manuals & Practice Standards

The Society of Practitioners of Health Impact Assessment (SOPHIA) maintains an extensive list of tools and resources for HIA practitioners. Additional resources can also be found on the Human Impact Partners website.

Online Training

Planning for Healthy Places with Health Impact Assessments

The American Planning Association offers a free e-learning course to explain the value of conducting an HIA and the steps involved in conducting it. Throughout the course, examples of health impact assessments have been highlighted and discussed. The course is sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Health Impact Assessment in Practice Virtual Learning Environment

The aim of this free, downloadable course is to present examples of approaches to HIAs and increase participants’ confidence in doing HIA in practice. The course is designed for practitioners with some existing awareness of HIA, but limited experience.

Additional Resources from Oregon partners

The Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division prepared a report titled Promoting Physical Activity and Healthy Eating Among Oregon's Children summarizing research and best practices for combatting obesity in Oregon, and providing policy recommendations. Review report recommendations (pdf)

Additional Resources

Training for Health Professionals: Climate Change Policy HIA

A training designed for professionals with experience conducting or contributing to Health Impact Assessments who are familiar with climate change's potential impact on population health. The training provides a foundation of understanding different types of climate change policy and how each sector of policy can influence different health determinants. Access the Toolkit Report here. Below are the corresponding presentations for each chapter:

Chapter 1: Introduction and Overview

Chapter 2: Climate Change Policies

Chapter 3: Screening

Chapter 4: Scoping

Chapter 5: Assessment

Chapter 6: Recommendations, Reporting, & Dissemination

Chapter 7: Summary, Monitoring, & Evaluation


Leadership for Healthy Communities

Information about community nutrition and physical activity related initiatives, policy options, and localized partnerships is available at: Leadership for Healthy Communities.

Transportation Equity Network

Transportation Equity Network is "a national grassroots organization that fights for transportation equity. We organize to transform federal transportation and mass transit policy and funding to address the needs of the poor, the working class, the middle class, and people of color in regard to jobs, mass transit, and growth that is smart and equitable.

Healthy Planning Guide

From the Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative (BARHII): "The Healthy Planning Guide (pdf) was developed to help public health departments engage in the planning process and work with planners to develop policies that can create healthier environments and support health equity. The information is organized according to key risk factors, highlighting some associated health outcomes and how they relate to the built environment. For each major risk factor, we suggest policies to consider in the planning process and ways for public health professionals to get involved. We also list a cadre of public agencies and community partners for potential collaboration on policy solutions."